Opal mine death foreseeable, report says

A NEW South Wales opal miner who was fatally struck by a 133kg super hoist bucket while working 13 metres underground at the Mulga Rush opal fields near Lightning Ridge in 2016 last underwent safety awareness training more than 18 years ago, according to a report by the NSW Resources Regulator.

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The hoist drum and cables at the opal mine.

The report on the death of the mine worker also found the mine's operator had not established or implemented a mine safety management plan, contrary to regulations, and it also found he had not

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